“From the Gothic Cathedral Drips Cold Brewed Coffee” in INGENIEUR.de

 


The coffee machine Gothicism is not only a noble design object, but also provides a very special coffee. It is cold and its preparation otakes about twelve hours. The idea for the 5400-euro machine comes from South Korean industrial designers.

The individual components of the extravangant coffee machine consist of anodized alumium plates, into which the delicate patterns were cut with the lasert. The valves are made of shiny gold brass and the slender tubes made of insensitive borosilicate glass.

Although Gothicism bears no resemblance to a conventional coffee machine, it is at least immediately clear where the names comes from. Slender and filigree, decorated with pointed arches and rosettes, the device strives upwards like a gothic cathedral.

Coffee machine made of alumium plates with laser cutting

Gothicism comes form the South Korean companay Dutch Lab, in which a group of industrial designers has teamed up with Barita Jaewoong Kwak. The coffee pro and the designers have already developed several coffee machines with extravagant design. Gothicism is the latest creation and designed with great attention to detail

The device has a triangular base with high stability and can be easily disassembled into six parts for shipping. The individual components consist of anodized alumium plates, into which the delicate patterns were cut with the laser. The valves are made of shiny gold brass and the slender tubes made of insensitive borosilicate glass.

The coffee machine Gothicism in all its glory: The mixture of coarsely ground coffee and cold water draws up to twelve hours.

The coffe drinker at Gothicism will seek a power connection in vain, because here the coffee is not hot and freshly brewed with the help of pressure and heat, but rather arises in slow motion. It is also cold and that is not a system error, but pure intention.

The cold coffee concentrate is refined with milk, ice cubes or spirits

With cold-brewed coffee, the coarsely ground coffee beans are showered with cold water. The mix, which is much stronger than regular coffee drinks, lasts for at least eight, or even better, twelve hours and then drips slowly through a filter. The result is a cold coffe concentrate, which is dilutd with water, milk, ice cubes or spirits and drunk refined.

Making the Gothicism: A laswer cuts the pattern in the alumium plates.

In the gothic coffee machine, the principle is similar and is supported by the strong emphasis on the vertical in the design. Here the water drips from the narrow glass tubes onto a laywer of ground coffee. The glass vessels underneath catch the cold coffee drop by drop. It takes about twelve hours until a cup of coffee concentrate is ready.

In the model King Kong, the legendary giant monkey triumphs on the top of the coffee machine. 

This opulence is not exactly cheap. Converted 5400 euros costs the Gothicism. Dutch Lab also offers other designs for cold coffee machines on its website. In addition to very minimalist shapes, there are the models Big Ben, Art Nouveau or the clearly influenced by Paris Eiffel Tower, Eiffel. The South Korean designers also seems to have been inspired by the film, as evidenced by the King Kong and Star Wars models.

 

 

source: INGENIEUR.de